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jboch

https://www.gunssavelife.com/?page_id=68 CCRA/GSL member for 15 years and VP for almost as long. Lead instructor for GSL Defense Training with nearly 15-years experience as a handgun instructor and more recently rifle instructor as well, teaching hundreds of people (kids and adults like) basic firearm safety and handling skills. Editor emeritus of GunNews. Grew up in Hillsboro, IL. University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign Alumni. Works as an office manager during the day, publication editor at night and firearms instructor on the weekends. Firearm training junkie. Graduate of shooting schools taught by nationally-known instructors Massad Ayoob (Lethal Force Institute, 299/300 qualification score), John Farnam (Defense Training International), Pat Rogers (EAG Tactical), “Sully” Sullivan (Defensive Edge), John Krupa (Spartan Tactical Training Group, class top individual combined skills shooter), Frank Sharp (Fortress Defense), Steve Tarani and classes from numerous other regional and local instructors on firearms and defense topics as diverse as exhibition shooting (shooting trap with a rifle among other fun stuff), defensive knife, speed skills and first aid. United States Rifle Association Certified Instructor, Appleseed Intructor (in training), NRA Certified Rifle, Pistol and Personal Protection in the Home instructor. Teaches primarily with GSL Defense Training, but does 100% volunteer work for USRA, RWVA and the longest-running NRA Youth Shooting Camp in the USA, recently promoted to running the pistol line there. Married to guns and firearms training, and enjoys photography, flashlights, amateur radio as hobbies. Shares the home with three furry ferrets and a delightful woman who could do better than John. Terribly unlucky, John has tragically lost most of his guns and ammo in a series of boating accidents.


Chicago Isn’t Safe: Six dead overnight, many more wounded

December 1, 2012
Chicago Isn’t Safe:  Six dead overnight, many more wounded

Welcome to the Windy City, USA, home of Illinois’ most stringent gun control.  Yes, ladies and gentlemen, in Chicago handguns are effectively banned and long guns are heavily restricted.  Only the affluent are able to navigate the onerous and expensive process to register them after attending expensive safety-training classes, rendering a vast majority of...
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How to get your Curio & Relics License

November 30, 2012
How to get your Curio & Relics License

(Gun Save Life) – Guns Save Life is encouraging its members to sign up for a Curios and Relics Federal Firearms License.  Unlike the retail gun dealer federal licenses, the C&R license is easy and inexpensive to get and it doesn’t have nearly the regulations associated with it! Why should you sign up for...
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Gov. Clueless Quinn rebuked by Illinois Senate on his gun ban bill

November 29, 2012
Gov. Clueless Quinn rebuked by Illinois Senate on his gun ban bill

Illinois Governor Pat “Clueless” Quinn was resoundingly rebuked by a 49-4 vote yesterday as the Senate over-rode the governor’s earlier amendatory veto of SB 681. The common sense gun bill originally had widespread support and would have allowed Illinois FOID-card holders to purchase ammunition from Illinois retailers and have it shipped to their homes....
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Houston thug gets perforated…

November 29, 2012
Houston thug gets perforated…

Splitting this off into its own post… Young thug in Houston gets shot after physically attacking a store clerk.  And, of course, the “black community” agitators are demanding arrest of the clerk for exercising his right to self-defense solely because the attacker was black. For the full report from KHOU. Update HOUSTON (Click To...
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Tab clearing: Nov 28/29

November 29, 2012
Tab clearing:  Nov 28/29

Lots of stuff out there the last dozen plus hours worthy of mention, but not worthy of a ton of blog entries. Check these out: FBI Crime Stats: You are more likely to be killed by hands and feet than by a shotgun or rifle (Daily Caller) – The FBI has released their 2007-2011...
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Lessons from the Terror at Beslan (warning: graphic)

November 29, 2012
Lessons from the Terror at Beslan (warning:  graphic)

The good folks at Buckeye Firearms Association published an outstanding blog piece we republished in the August 2011 issue of GunNews.  We bring the first half to you with a link at the end to the rest of the piece.  It’s MUST READ material for every sheepdog in America.   Lessons from the Terror...
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Three rules about guns every kid should know… adults too.

November 27, 2012
Three rules about guns every kid should know…  adults too.

Robert Farago at The Truth About Guns posted a story of taking his daughter to see Lincoln, the movie.  He went on to write that after raising four daughters (oh, my!), he’s distilled three basic ideals any child can learn about guns which they can understand. We’ll leave it to you to read the...
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Disarmament now, disarmament tomorrow, disarmament forever!

November 27, 2012
Disarmament now, disarmament tomorrow, disarmament forever!

  Roy K., aka “Third Power” at Days of our Trailers, posted a superlative analysis of the recently formed “Stop Concealed Carry Coalition” group which splashed onto the scene in recent days in the mainstream media. hey are incapable of differentiating between criminals and legal firearm owners.    These are the modern day George Wallace’s...
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ICHV Champaign Meeting notes

November 27, 2012
ICHV Champaign Meeting notes

  by John Boch People have been hounding me to know what happened behind the glass doors at the Illinois Coalition Against Handgun Violence (ICHV) organizational meeting at the Champaign Public Library on Sunday, November 18th. The purpose of the meeting was to begin organizing a grassroots group in Champaign County, IL to advocate...
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After Action: Competitive Shooting Skills at Impact Training Center

November 27, 2012
After Action:  Competitive Shooting Skills at Impact Training Center

by Kenny Polhamus Reprinted from the May 2011 issue of GunNews (Guns Save Life) – I recently had the opportunity to do some handgun training at the Impact Training Center in Mt. Carroll, IL. I had bought a certificate for the three-day Competitive Shooting Skills Course at an Illinois Conservation Foundation banquet. Wow! What...
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